The number one ingredient in many cosmetic products is water. But where there is water, preservatives and emulsifiers are never far are never far away. Here you can find out all about the advantages of so-called "water-free cosmetics" and why we are passionate about this philosophy.
We all know them: The good old comfrey or marigold ointment from grandmother's time. In the past, not so long ago, these ointments were part of every household's inventory. But they have been replaced by new, lighter and more exotic formulations. What sounds exciting at first and certainly provides a nice "wellness effect", but is not necessarily better for the skin. Because sometimes, I find, less can indeed be more.
This is why you will love water-free natural cosmetics
The formulations are purer and more potent as they do not contain emulsifiers, preservatives or other fillers.
The formulations are highly concentrated and therefore in the application very productive. This has the advantage that the entire use cycle of the product is significantly longer, which in turn saves resources. #lowconsumptionbeauty
The third reason is that when you use the products, you reduce the amount of moisture and fat individually to the needs of your skin your skin your skin. For example, our skin needs significantly more fat in winter than in summer.
Water and its companions
Water in itself is not a problem for the skin. On the contrary, Water is even very important for our skin care. But instead of putting the water in the product, we swear by the water that comes directly from the tap. Because this way we avoid the companions that go along with water quite easily. Let's take a look at the excipients of water in cosmetic formulations:
Water germinates without preservatives
Water forms microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi within a few days. It is then contaminated and can be harmful to health. That is why it is imperative to preserve formulations with water.
Emulsifiers combine water and fat
As is well known,oilsand water cannot be mixed. Think of a salad dressing with vinegar and oil, which also always separates. This is precisely where emulsifiers come into play. They combine both substances with each other.
ThePH value must come into balance
The skin is surrounded by a protective acid mantle. Its PH value, as the name suggests, is in the acidic range between 4.5 and approx. 5.6. Water has a PH value of 7. In order not to irritate the protective acid mantle, the PH value of the skin care product should be adjusted to that of the skin. This is usually done by adding other ingredients to the product.
Remember: Cosmetic products that contain water always come together with excipients!
For your skin, water-free natural cosmetics are a pure blessing! Because it cares for it with full plant power and saves it from emulsifiers, preservatives and PH-value regulators. Just also the high concentration of the products have the advantage that they go a long way in the application and thus save packaging, space and ultimately probably also transport.
If you wonder whether water-free natural cosmetics has an ecological water footprint, you can find out more here.